City Winery to hold beer week bash

01 Sep

NEW YORK — The next big thing in a seemingly endless parade of beer fests this summer, and into early autumn, will be the NYC Brewer’s Choice event, to be held at … a winery.

The event, scheduled for Thursday, September 30, in conjunction with the city’s Craft Beer Week events, will be held at City Winery, 155 Varick Street. It will encompass food and beer pairings as well as formal discussions, with at least 15 brewers representing their own select, rare and small-batch beers.

Featured brewers will include:

Keynote speaker Greg Hall of Goose Island
Kelly Taylor of Kelso Breweries
Phil Markowski of Southampton Breweries
Shane Welch of Sixpoint Brewery
Patrick Rue of The Bruery
D.J. Swanson of Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
Brian Strumke of Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Phil Leinart of Brewery Ommegang
Ben Granger of Bier Kraft), on homebrew pairing
Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery)
Scott Vaccaro of Captain Lawrence Brewing Company
Jeff O’Neal of Ithaca Brewing
Sam Merritt of Civilization of Beer, on beer sommelier pairing
Brian O’Reilly of SlyFox Brewing
Richard Norgrove of Bear Republic
David Katleski of Empire Brewing Company
Ray McNeill of McNeill’s Brewery
Dan Paquette of Pretty Things Beer
Jeremy Cowan of HE’BREW Beer
Shelton Brothers Imports

Food selections will be provided by Sigmund Pretzels, Brooklyn Larder, Jimmy’s No. 43, Jacques Torres Chocolate, Saxelby Cheesemongers, Salumeria Bellese, High Plains Bison and others.

General admission will include unlimited food and beer tastings in a walk-around setting. VIP six-person tables, the only seating at the event, are available. There will be no table service. Reservations are available online.

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Posted by on September 1, 2010 in Beer, Festival, NYC


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